September 28, 2012

From The St. Louis Business Journal

by Amir Kurtovic

Startups and entrepreneurs present lawyers with a unique set of challenges, one of them being a lack of budget for legal services. But even through working with starups can be harder than billing hours for large corporate clients, there are attorneys and firms that embrace the work.

And with an established cluster of early stage bioscience companies and a burgeoning tech startup scene, St. Louis attorneys stand to gain a lot of business from the innovators and tinkerers.

Brian Salmo, a Polsinelli Shughart attorney with three years of experience under his belt, is one of those who sees promise in working with entrepreneurs. Polsinelli has a group of 15 local attorneys in an emerging companies practice group.

"At Polsinelli, we're always putting our entrepreneur and business hat on and trying to think of new ways to attract business, and we see the startup space in St. Louis as a great opportunity,"said Salmo

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About Brian Salmo

In his business law practice, Brian R. Salmo assists clients on a variety of issues, including entity formation, governance, debt and equity financing, and acquisitions and sales of businesses. Mr. Salmo works with clients of different sizes, from entrepreneurial start-ups to publicly traded companies, covering a broad range of industries, including information technology, banking, and health care.

Mr. Salmo is also an active member of the firm's multi-disciplinary emerging technology company practice which assists clients in a variety of technical fields including information technology, life sciences, and energy. In St. Louis, the group works closely with Arch Grants, Capital Innovators, Olin Cup, and other programs and events in support of the St. Louis regional effort to support and encourage the establishment, funding and development of companies in these fields.